Digital Information and Services
The following projects explore matters arising from the CECM's role as a
provider of online information thru Internet services. While many groups
are addressing generic issues regarding digital information, few are focussed
on those specifically related to mathematical documents and research.

Canadian Mathematical Electronic
Information Services: CaMEl
 Under contract to the
Canadian Mathematical Society, the CECM is actively engaged in developing
services for the Canadian mathematical community. This includes a broad range
of facilities such as preprint servers, database access, pointer
collections, thesis archives, Email list servers and others.

Document Vault
 In order to deal with an everincreasing pressure to organize and integrate
documents, the CECM has endeavoured to develop mechanisms for unifying the
processing and storage of diverse document formats. The Document Vault
provides a seamless access interface for retreiving information for examination
and inclusion in new documents. Currently the CECM uses a first generation
interface for serving its own documents such as
CECM preprints.

Organic Mathematics Project
 Concurrent with other projects involving digital information
and mathematics publications, the CECM hosted a
workshop on Organic Mathematics (see the Proceeding of
Workshop on OM). The online proceedings
integrate a number of interactive WWWbased tools such as
MathActivation and Document Annotation for
mathematical publications. The
proceedings draws on expertise gained from the project, unified as
a practical online publication.

Inverse Symbolic Calculator
 The ISC is the Inverse Symbolic Calculator, a set of programs and
specialized tables of mathematical constants dedicated to the
identification of real numbers. It also serves as a way to produce
identities with functions and real numbers.

M3Plexus: MultiModal Mathematical Document Delivery System
 An interuniversity group centered at the Centre for Experimental
&Constructive Mathematics (CECM) and the Intelligent Software Group
(ISG) proposes to develop, test and disseminate a multimodal
mathematical document manipulation platform as an experiment in
guided and telelearning techniques and models. The term
``multimodal'' describes the environment's capacity to present
mathematical materials in variety of modalities such as textually,
hypertextually, graphically, interactively with symbolic or numeric
platforms, etc.
Interesting and Related Links

SFU Computing Science Digital Library

DAGS'95
 Conference on Electronic Publishing and the Information Superhighway

CNIDR
 Clearinghouse for Networked Information Discovery and Retrieval

HyperTex
 Adding hyperlinks to TeX documents.

All About LaTeX2HTML

CoNote  small group annotation experiment

Public Annotation Systems

NetQ
 Network/Web question and answer forum mechanism

The Future of Mathematical Communication
 MSRI conference

Red Sage Project
 Electronic Distribution of Journals.

Knowledge Management: Refining Roles in Scientific Communication by Richard E. Lucier

Tragic loss or good riddance? The impending demise of traditional scholarly journals by Andrew M. Odlyzko

Tragic loss or good riddance? The impending demise of traditional scholarly journals by Andrew M. Odlyzko (condensed version)

David Dubin's work at Dept. Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

The Perseus Project

Open Math Project